Thank you for your interest in purchasing scaffold from Action. In order to use your scaffold safely and comply with Federal OSHA requirements you may need to obtain a copy of the OSHA regulations that cover the specific type of scaffold you are purchasing. In addition to these regulations, there are several helpful standards and guidelines that have been published to assist you in using these products safely. Below please find several web site links that can assist you in obtaining the materials you need.
This web site offers free downloads of the OSHA standards 1926.450 - 1926.454 that govern the proper erection, inspection and use of all scaffold products.
The Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) is a non-profit organization that offers many written, VHS and CD ROM products for purchase created by industry professionals to assist all erectors and users of scaffold. In addition, this organization lists over 60 Accredited Training Institutes throughout the United States and Canada where you can go to receive hands on training for User Hazard Awareness, Competent Person or Professional Scaffold Erecting.
The National Safety Council web site offers you the ability to purchase the ANSI A10.8-2001 Safety Requirements for Scaffolding. This set of scaffold standards offers guidelines written by industry professionals to assist you in erecting, inspecting and using scaffold safely.
The Scaffold, Shoring and Forming Institute has co-authored with the SIA a "Code of Safe Practices" that can be downloaded free of charge to assist you by providing some common sense guidelines for erecting and using scaffold. Many scaffold manufacturers like Action Scaffold use these Codes of Safe Practices as our Manufacturer's Recommendations on how to use scaffold equipment properly. A copy of the Code of Safe Practices is sent with our packing list with each order. The codes should be read and posted for reference when using scaffold.